By Invite Only
RSVP by May 12
Red-Carpet Pre-Opening Gala FOR
THE FIRST, FEMALE, SOUTH-ASIAN OFF-BROADWAY SOLO PLAY
THEY CALL ME Q
When: Saturday, May 17th
Itinerary: 9 pm 10:30 pm: Red Carpet photos and interviews
10:30pm to close: Enjoy the party
Where: Inc. Lounge (inside Time Hotel)
224 West 49th street (2nd floor)
Who: Author/Star Qurrat Ann Kadwani (shes the one they call Q)
and Director/Actor/TV Host ObaidKadwani
What: Red-Carpet Pre-opening Gala for Off-Broadway premiere of THEY CALL ME Q
Dress: Business attire or evening wear
A Red-Carpet Gala to celebrate the upcoming Off-Broadway premiere of THEY CALL ME Qis set for this Saturday, May 17th at 9:00pm at Inc. Lounge, 224 west 49th streeet (between 7th and 8th avenue). Come and capture the glitz and glamor of an off-Broadway celebration as this Indo-American joint production kicks off into high-gear.
The shows Author/Star, Qurrat Ann Kadwani, will appear at the event along with Producer and TV personality, ObaidKadwani, along with other off-Broadway actors, directors and other illuminati.
The award-winning play THEY CALL ME Q will begin performances May 19th at St. Lukes Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District.
Qurrat Ann Kadwani is a theatrical force of nature!
Witty and inspiring!
A theatrical experience to remember!”
“A jazzy gem, in the ranks of John Leguizamo,
Spalding Gray & Camryn Manheim!
THEY CALL ME Qis the story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx who gracefully seeks balance between the cultural pressures brought forth by her traditional parents and wanting acceptance into her new culture. Along the journey, Qurrat Ann Kadwani transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life including her parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, and African-American friends. Laden with heart and abundant humor, THEY CALL ME Qspeaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities.
Under the direction of Obaid Kadwani and Claudia Gaspar, and developed with Ellery Schaar, THEY CALL ME Qscored the Best Actress Award for Ms. Kadwani in the productions debut at Variations Theatre Groups 2012 Harvest Theatre Festival. The emotionally charged comedy subsequently opened to rave reviews in cities all around the country and Canada including Chicago, Montreal, Washington D.C., Nashville, Orlando, and even Hawaii where THEY CALL ME Qwas awarded Best Play at the 2013 Maui Fringe Festival.
Qurrat Ann Kadwani is an actress, producer, television host, and philanthropist. She has hosted Desi Jams and 100% Desi on Namaste America, and her other TV appearances include ABC News What Would You Do?, As the World Turns and All My Children. Ms. Kadwanis stage credits include Blind Angels (Theatre for the New City); Sankalpan, First Language (New Group); Inside Out, The Quaking (Abingdon Theatre Company); Falling Man (NYU); The Greeks (Imua Theatre Company); Baby Taj (TheaterWorks Palo Alto); Perfect Fit, The Women of the Mahabharata, Beneath the Banyan Tree (eyeBLINK). This past December, United Nations UNICEF invited her to perform. Non-profit charity organizations such as Sankara Eye Foundation, Lend-A-Hand India and Sapna NYC have also presented the play as benefit fundraisers.
Obaid Kadwani, co-producer and co-director of THEY CALL ME Q, is an entrepreneur who wears many hats including producer, director, author, actor, and charity activist. He is the head of It’s OK Films and the author of the upcoming book A Slice of Hope. Obaid is the co-founder of Working Actor Studio, an acting school in NYC, and he founded the charity project A Slice of Hope, which raises joy and optimism in homeless shelters. He has acted in Bollywood films including New York and Badmaash Company as well as American TV shows including The Blacklist. He also hosts TV shows and anchors the weekly news desk for Namaste America.
THEY CALL ME Q will be performed Mondays at 7pm and Wednesdays at 8pm at St. Lukes Theatre, 308 West 46th Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) Tickets are available